Kushner Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

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Kushner wrote a book on his view of the theodicy by using the book of job, personal experience, and other stories. Kushner begins his book with the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” For many years this question have been circulating trying to find an answer for it just seems impossible. Kushner also wrote about people believing that God is all good and all powerful even though he allows chaotic things to happen not only to ones who deserve it but also to the people that are good. Which lead to the discussion whether God is evil or good and in extreme circumstances leads to speculation about Gods existence. Although Harold s. Kushner provided many supporting details while reading the book I still have the same view points on God that I did before; God is good, all powering, and he does what is best for his followers and others however I understand …show more content…
Kushner says that he thinks God is not bad but he is “Powerless, God does not, and cannot, intervene in human affairs to avert tragedy and suffering. At most, He offers us His divine comfort, and expresses His divine anger that such horrible things happen to people. God, in the face of tragedy, is impotent. The most God can do is to stand on the side of the victim; not the executioner” (42-44). Kushner analyzed this quote with a bias view because if his pains and suffering due to the tragic event that happened to his son who did not deserve any punishment. My analytic view is that God knows what is going on he is there for support and guidance but he cannot make a human good or bad. God puts people in situations as a test of faith and obedience. For example like the story of Abraham when God told him to kill his brother, also when God told Adam and eve not to eat form the garden but they did anyways because they let temptation cloud their

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